Featured May 27, 2020
Student Activity: What will you find when you visit the San Antonio River?
Take a nature walk along the San Antonio River. You can explore the river in downtown San Antonio's urban environment or in a more natural setting along the Mission Reach section of the River Walk. You'll be surprised to find that there is nature all around you, wherever you are! No matter where you go, remember to be curious and have fun!
While you're exploring the river, check out the San Antonio River Authority citizen science program that is part of a global community. You can become a volunteer Citizen Scientist and start collecting important, research-grade data right now! No experience necessary. Simply use your smartphone to download and sign-up on www.iNaturalist.org for free! Once you're in, be sure to join San Antonio River Projects.
For younger children, using an interactive and free app called iNaturalist SEEK, children can get outside, explore and learn fun facts about the nature all around them. They can identify wildlife and plants and take pictures to earn badges. Here is the link: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/seek_app
Suggested activities on SEEK, based on skill- Observe a plant, an insect, a bird, or pick your favorite species and share a few facts about it. Go on a scavenger hunt. Photograph a plant/animal interaction, photograph an animal's home, photograph animal clues like tracks and nests, photograph something of a certain color, or just make up your own criteria. Whatever it is, remember to be curious and have fun!